• Acne,  Moisturizing,  oily skin,  retinoids,  sun protection

    Skincare for Acne: The Complete Guide

    By now, we all know how common a problem acne is, and skincare companies have also taken notice.  Each year, billions of dollars are spent in the hopes of finding the miracle product that will rid us of our blemishes.  While skincare often isn’t enough to treat acne on its own, having the right skincare habits can significantly help decrease the severity of acne or help to make an acne treatment regimen more tolerable.  Here’s your complete guide to skincare for acne. Cleansing This first step in skincare is often a favorite of acne sufferers.  It was definitely a favorite of mine as an acne-prone teenager.  I always felt that…

  • aging,  Antiaging,  botulinum toxin,  Collagen,  cosmetic dermatology,  cosmetic procedures,  photoaging,  retinoids,  sun protection

    How Do Our Faces Change Over Time?

    I love people watching.  There’s something about observing strangers from a distance and making up outlandish stories about what their lives must be like that I find quite fun.  Whether playing games like this or just simply walking down the street, many of us see thousands of faces per day, developing a sophisticated sort of facial recognition.  This mechanism of the mind takes a snapshot that we likely don’t give a second thought to, but I’d challenge you to realize this: for each face we see, our minds automatically assign an age.  Of course, we don’t realize that it’s happening, but all of our minds are crunching the numbers for…

  • aging,  Antiaging,  photoaging,  sun protection

    Why Do We Age?

    All things change.  Seasons march on, time passes and before we know it, we’re almost different people.  It’s quite marvelous when you think about it—we’ve all come a long way.  However, there is one aspect of this never-ending metamorphosis that most of us don’t embrace: the change in our appearance.  Somewhere along the way, beauty became equated to youth and we now spend countless hours and dollars trying to retain or regain some semblance of our younger selves.  Unfortunately, most of us ignore the simplest question about this whole process: Why do we age? Science tells us that answer lies both within us and in the world around us. What…